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Coaches

Owner & Head Instructor

DAN HART

1st Degree Black Belt Under Henry Akins

About

Dan Focuses His Jiu Jitsu and teaching on Simple Pressure based Basics. Teaching self-defense rooted techniques with real world applications.

competition

Dan Competes regularly in Jiu Jitsu, and fought as an Amateur MMA Fighter In The XFO, amassing a 3-0 record before stepping away to focus on Jiu Jitsu.

Roles

Dan also teaches seminars around the United States and yearly international training camps. To book him for a seminar www.danhartjiujitsu.com

kids instructor

MARK MILLARE

Mark Millare is a 1st degree black belt

About

Mark graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in public health with an emphasis in Health Promotion. In 2021 Mark left his full-time job to run the gym full time

competition

Mark competes regularly in Jiu Jitsu and is a former amateur MMA fighter.

Roles

Mark is the head kids instructor and teaches adult classes as well. Mark hopes to provide a fun and safe environment for his students so they can confidently train and grow their skill set.

Instructor

DERIK MOREFIELD

Derik is a Brown Belt under Dan Hart.

About

Derik’s professional background is in public service however his passion is helping people gain self confidence through Jiu Jitsu.

competition

Derik competes regularly and his accomplishments include winning double gold (division and absolute) at the IBJJF Pans Gi competition at Blue Belt and being the 2021 IBJJF World Masters Champion at Purple Belt.

Roles

Derik assists with the kids program and is the instructor for the academy’s 6am class.

Muay Thai Instructor

Bryce Franck

As an Athlete

He was the United States professional heavyweight champion, and was ranked in the top 3 in the world.

About

Bryce Franck began in traditional martial arts in the 1980’s. In the 90’s, he began training in Muay Thai under famed coach Duke Roufus.

competition

Bryce is also a active Jiu Jitsu competitor holding the rank of brown Belt under Dan Hart.

Roles

He began coaching athletes in the early 2000’s, and has coached recreational athletes all the way up to top professional contenders.

Instructor

Kasia Masny

Earn Award

While living in the United States, Kasia earned her brown belt (3rd kyu) in American Karate and over the years continued her martial arts journey cross- training in Budo TaiJutsu (7th kyu), Judo (5th kyu), Kali, and Kickboxing. In 2009 Kasia begun training Japanese style of Goshin JuJitsu (1st dan), and in 2012 found a deep passion and respect for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well.

About

In 1995 Kasia Masny began her martial arts journey at the age 14 with practicing full contact karate; as well as, competing in national level tournaments in Poland and earning a rank of brown belt (3rd kyu). After moving to the United States in 2002, Kasia continued her martial arts training while following her ongoing passion for the vast world of martial arts.

While living in the United States, Kasia earned her brown belt (3rd kyu) in American Karate and over the years continued her martial arts journey cross- training in Budo TaiJutsu (7th kyu), Judo (5th kyu), Kali, and Kickboxing. In 2009 Kasia begun training Japanese style of Goshin JuJitsu (1st dan), and in 2012 found a deep passion and respect for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well.

Roles

Over the past 27 years Kasia Masny has been both fortunate and honored to be trained by some of the most highly regarded martial arts instructors in the industry. Currently Kasia carries a Black Belt instructor rank in Goshin JuJitsu through American Federation of Jujitsu under Chuck Masny and a current Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Dan Hart; additionally, Kasia continues her striking & Muay Thai training under Bryce Frank. As a passionate martial arts practitioner, Kasia continuously seeks opportunities to broaden her knowledge and skills through her ongoing dedication to training.

Instructor

Katie hart

Earn Award

Katie is a dedicated Jiu Jitsu practitioner, having trained for the past 8 years and earned the rank of purple belt.

About

Katie is a dedicated Jiu Jitsu practitioner, having trained for the past 8 years and earned the rank of purple belt.

Despite being a wife, mother of two, and registered RN, Katie has always been passionate about pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams. Recently, she started her own infusion business and has been putting her nursing skills to good use.

competition

Although Katie enjoys competing in Jiu Jitsu, her true passion lies in teaching the women's self-defense program.

Roles

She takes great pride in helping women start their martial arts journey, from the moment they step onto the mat to finding the motivation to continue. For Katie, nothing is more fulfilling than empowering women to become stronger, more confident, and more resilient versions of themselves through Jiu Jitsu.

Instructor

Tom Beagly

About

Tom started his jiujitsu journey in 2004 and in 2018 took the opportunity to make the move to Alpha. Intrigued by Dan Harts pressure based system, he wanted to add it to his tool belt. Tom is a husband, father of 2, tattoo artist and brown belt who likes competing regularly. Although Tom has developed a style utilizing his body type, he likes to focus on the fundamentals of self defense jiujitsu. He enjoys teaching both adult and kid’s classes and hopes to help provide a positive learning experience for all our students.

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Call or text

815-345-4153

Address

1108 n seminary dr Woodstock il 60098

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